Past Awards (New Writer Awards)

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Currently Accepting Submissions:
2020 Editor’s Reprint Award details can be found here –
Free Subscriber Submission details can be found here

Our New Writer Awards will award a total of $1000 to up-and-coming writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry will be judged separately, with a first-prize winner and a minimum of one runner-up per genre.

Please select a genre for complete guidelines.

Genre Submission Guidelines

Fiction & Nonfiction


Submissions are only open to writers who are yet to publish a book-length manuscript of poetry or prose. All submissions are read blind by the Sequestrum staff and processed through our online submission manager.